Green Rice / Arroz Verde
This deliciously creamy rice derives its green color from fresh cilantro and spinach.
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 serrano chile, chopped
- 2 cups chicken broth
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoon corn oil or vegetable oil
- 1 ½ cups long grain rice
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
Soak the rice in very hot water for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, and drain again thoroughly.
Place the spinach, cilantro, chile and broth in a blender and blend until the vegetables are pureed. Add milk and salt, blend again.
Sauté the rice in hot oil for about a minute or so, add onion and garlic and cook another minute stirring constantly until the rice sounds like sand as it is stirred.
Add contents of blender, stir well, turn heat to high and bring to boil. Cover pan and lower heat to low simmer and continue to cook for approx. 20 min. Remove from heat; allow rice to steam covered for 10 min. Gently stir the rice and ENJOY!